Mediterranean Lace Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern from Make My Day Creative

Mediterranean Lace Shawl

I’m so pleased to have this pattern ready to share with you at last!  I’m continuing the theme of ocean inspired shawls (click through for Atlantic Lace and Pacific Rim shawls) and, as I began this one while on a plane to Morocco I have called it Mediterranean Lace. I know that I have been…

Winter Buds Scarf - free crochet pattern

Winter Buds Scarf Pattern

Is it too late to wish you all a Happy New Year?  I hope not! Somehow time seems to have gotten away from me more than usual recently.  This post was actually intended as a pre-Christmas bonus post, but I guess it’s better late than never!  On that subject – I do hope you all…

Indian Summer Lace Top - free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Indian Summer Lace Top

I thought it was about time I made an item of clothing since it has been a while since I did my Chevron Sweater.  This one is called Indian Summer Lace, because I’m hoping for an Indian summer especially so I can wear it more this year before the weather cools off! This is quick…

Nautical Hat - a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Nautical Baby Hat

Items for babies are so quick and easy to make.  Which is fortunate because  it seems like all my friends are having babies at the moment! I’ve been feeling nautical recently (as you’ll see again in another project soon).  White and blue stripes just feel lovely and fresh after being huddled in dark colours all…

Atlantic Lace Shawl 161

Atlantic Lace Shawl

Happy New Year to you all!  After all that hard work crafting for Christmas, why not treat yourself to making one of my latest crochet patterns? I’ve named this shawl “Atlantic” because I crocheted the majority of it whilst on the plane over this ocean during my recent trip to North America.  I think it’s…

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Yummy Mummy Gift

If you’ve been following my site (or my sister-in-law Helen Chandler’s site) for a while you’ll have twigged that she’s just about ready to pop with her second child. I was able to take time off this last week and squeeze in a quick trip down to London to go and visit her and the…

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Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf

I have wanted to try crocheting with some lace weight yarn for a while, and since it is nearly summer and I found a single ball of Rowan fine lace yarn in the sale bin I thought I’d go for it. I didn’t think working in lace weight would really be much different to working…

Sweater & skirt :)

Chevron stripes 3-season sweater

I used a lovely soft merino wool to add warmth to this lightweight sweater, which will be worn spring-autumn.  Yes, unfortunately British summer nights often require sweaters, but I will not be sorry now I have this zigzag striped one to snuggle up in! I really liked the simple stitch on this chevron stitch cardigan,…

Beaded bracelet- inspired by Indian henna art

Beaded Bracelet Ring

I don’t know about you, but I really love Indian henna art.  I’ve never had it done because of how long it lasts.  The other day it just occurred to me that I could crochet a bracelet with a similar effect – and this way it is non-permanent and I can put it back on…

Advent all sewn up

This year I decided to make my nieces Christmas present- an advent calendar with pockets to hold a little gift for each day.  I’m hoping that it will get used again in future years and we can buy the gifts each year! I thought it would take a day or two but I definitely should…

Lace Drawstring Bags

I included these in a previous post about a gift I made for my mum.  I found that they are quite handy for all kinds of things- gift bags, batching up yarn and ribbons, and as mini work bags when I am working on a small project (like some of these Christmas decorations I have…

Flower Corsage

I’ve got several projects on the go at the moment, and I really should be getting on with finishing some of them.  But the trouble with blogging is it can be easy to get distracted seeing what everyone else is up to!  This flower corsage by Veldagia looked cool but easy and I thought I’d give…

Chained Scarf with Picot Edging

Sometimes when I flick through a pattern book a certain one just seems to say “make me”.  Well this shawl pattern from Cute and Easy Crochet jumped out at both me and my mum so I knew I would have to make one for her at some point! I picked up this linen-mix yarn in the…